Ready, Set, Launch for Skillz Developer Challenge

Announcing the Skillz Game Developer Challenge

Skillz is hosting a new, exciting developer challenge on the Skillz Developer Console in search of the next hit mobile game. 

How It Works

Developers who complete Skillz integration, launch a mobile title, and provide the game’s live App Store link before February 1, 2021, are eligible to win the grand prize valued at over $25,000. 

The theme of this developer challenge is esports and spectatorship. Esports are all about power plays, big combos, and exciting comebacks. Skillz is looking for titles with striking presentation and polish that make watching the game just as fun and intuitive as playing it. All genres are welcome, and developers are empowered to incorporate this theme however they wish. Each entrant will be judged by how well they embody this theme alongside the core criteria of playability, uniqueness, and key performance indicators (KPIs). 

In February, Skillz will announce three finalists who will win: (1) a game design review with the industry-leading game design team at Skillz, (2) a virtual consultation with the Skillz game design team to discuss the review feedback, and (3) guaranteed acceptance into the Skillz Accelerate Program. Plus, one finalist will be selected as Champion and receive additional rewards including guaranteed entrance into the Skillz Game Launch Optimization Services (GLOS) program and up to $25,000 in Skillz-funded user acquisition (UA). Check out the Terms of Service for full details.

Launch Your Game With Skillz

The gaming industry is larger than movies, music, and books, with more than 2.7 billion gamers playing monthly worldwide. Mobile is the fastest-growing segment of the gaming market, expected to increase from $68 billion last year to $150 billion in 2025 (according to Newzoo and GlobalData). 

Skillz is pioneering the competitive mobile gaming experience, powering tournaments for thousands of game developers worldwide. In 2020, Skillz is projected to power over two billion casual esports tournaments and facilitate $1.6 billion in paid entry fees for games hosted on its secure and proprietary platform.

Skillz connects millions of mobile gamers through fair, fun, and meaningful competition, powering billions of mobile tournaments each year. By entering the challenge, game developers can gain access to UA resources, live operations, player support services, and analytics needed to build successful businesses. 

Are you up for the challenge? Enter NOW.